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Trivandrum, Kerala, India
Reviewed 24 October 2015

its a premium jungle lodge of Kerala Tourism Development Corporation (KTDC Hotels & Resorts) located within the Periyar Wildlife sanctury kumily.Resort is a great base from river. aranya Nivas will be good to explore nature in close ,Online Booking and Reservation Number,will be available online

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1Thank JEEVA2013
New Delhi, Delhi, India
Reviewed 13 October 2015

Stayed there with my wife...perfect jungle hideaway feeling and one of the Bestest place to stay in Periyar...just close to the boat start point and close to periyar lake. one of the 2 properties inside jungle.

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Thank Atin J
Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 10 October 2015

This ktdc hotel is located inside the periyar wildlife sanctury and you need to check in before 5.30 as the entry is closed after that. The location of this hotel is the biggest plus point. It is located just in front of the periyar lake/river. The staff is nice and speaks good hindi/english. We booked the room for 2k using...

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Thank Shraddha K
Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 5 October 2015

Location is the plus point for this resort. Advantage to get primary options for activities inside the forest such as Periyar Tiger reserves Boat Ride, Jungle safari, Walk in the forests @ night . Outside activities are not accessible after 5.30 pm in evening . So plan your trip accordingly.. Cleanliness is good in hotel with spacious rooms.

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Thank Kunalkim
Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 3 October 2015

A very good Resort. Most Important thing Please check in before 5.30pm other wise you will be helpless to check in the hotel and feel yourself lucky if you can get in after that time . As hotel manger doesn't have strong influence to take you in . We had 3 three room booking and lucky even some one with...

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Thank bhunesh
Reviewed 30 September 2015 via mobile

Only plus point is it is located just beside of the boat jetty, so, no need of walking and confirmed reservation for boating.....otherwise nothing special as you can't do anything at night.....very expensive Resturant....

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Thank Abhik P
Kochi (Cochin), India
Reviewed 26 September 2015

I had stayed for 1 night during my Thekkady visit. After seeing few negative reviews I was bit worried but found the hotel to be good. The staff is very professional and most of them are young people and are well behaved and keen to help. I think all the negative reviews is because when you enter the room the...

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3Thank AjishMundackal
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Reviewed 19 September 2015 via mobile

Aranya Nivas is inside the Reserve Forest, hence entry and exit is restricted till 5 PM that will restrict you to do any activity after 5 PM. If you are going to Thekady and want to have the feel of jungle then stay at KTDC Lake Palace, Which is situated right in the middle of the Periyar Lake. Things to...

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1Thank Krishnendu82
Guntur, India
Reviewed 17 August 2015 via mobile

Sitting inside the Periyar tiger reserve, this hotel offers a first hand feeling to live inside a jungle environment. The food is quite good too ! Though the facade and building looks slightly old .. The rooms are quite furnished and remodelled as I understand. The bathroom is quite well maintained and modern.

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Thank anilkolla
Pune, Maharashtra, India
Reviewed 14 July 2015

Very great place to stay situated in middle of the jungle i saw porcupine, nilgiri langurs, wild boar and deers just in front of hotel room only.Food is lilltle expensive but no other option as we are not allowed to go outside after 5.30 as per the forest department rule..Worth my trip ..must visit nature and animal lovers.

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Manager-AranyaNivas, Manager at Aranya Nivas KTDC, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your valuable comments and suggestion. We’re glad to know that you had a memorable time staying with us. We assure you that the shortcoming pointed out will be addressed on priority basis. Looking forward for a better business relationship. Assuring our best service always. Warm Regards Arun Peethamabaran Manager, Aranya Nivas

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Aranya Nivas is the only premium jungle lodge of its kind situated inside the Periyar Tiger Reserve(Thekkady). The resort provides avenue for close interaction with the tropical rain forest and wild life. The resort is located on the banks of Periyar lake. Entry to Periyar Sanctuary will be closed by 5.00 pm. Hence please ensure to reach inside the sanctuary before 5.00 pm. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Aranya Nivas KTDC

Address: Kumily, Thekkady 685536, India
Region: India > Kerala > Idukki District > Thekkady
Price Range: $72 - $159 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Aranya Nivas KTDC 3*
Number of rooms: 30
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Also Known As:
Aranya Nivas Ktdc Hotel Thekkady
Aranya Nivas Idukki
Aranya Nivas Hotel Idukki
Aranya Nivas KTDC Thekkady, Kerala
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“The first floor rooms have the best views and apparently one room has a balcony which would be great for viewing.”
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“all rooms good”
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“all rooms are good”
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“beware of monkey menace if you open your windows and keep your luggage near windows..Rooms 105 and 106 just adjacent to reception is ok.”
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